27 Comments

  1. Katie M
    February 17, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love all of your resolutions for 25!xoxo,Katiechicincarolina.blogspot.com

  2. Anonymous
    February 17, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Yes to owning it! I love these resolutions!

  3. Allison
    February 18, 2016 / 12:36 am

    OMG. So much YES to this post!

  4. Fairy Princess Jord
    February 18, 2016 / 1:54 am

    It's honestly so interesting to me to read about perceptions about marriage around the country, in Seattle not many people emphasize marriage at 25…I guess it's just a different expectation! I definitely don't think you should stress about marriage or having kids, you still have so much time! I think the idea of having a year of "owning it" is great. Happy birthday beautiful! I hope 25 is so so good to you!!

  5. Ashley Vickney
    February 18, 2016 / 2:40 am

    Happy Happy Birthday!! You own your decisions! You are such an inspiration, and I can't wait to see how amazing 25 is for you! Have a wonderful wonderful birthday!xoxo

  6. Kayla Rivoli
    February 18, 2016 / 4:20 am

    YES!! I'm so excited to see what this year brings you. This post left me feeling inspired, you go girl!Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  7. Cat
    February 18, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Happy late birthday!!! You got it girl! Keep having big dreams and aspiring to do awesome. Don't let things like a number or society's ideas for you get in your way…ever.

  8. Diary of a Debutante
    February 18, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    I loved reading this post! Girl, I thought I would be married at 21, have a baby at 22, and basically be "adulting" to the max LONG ago. Life happens when it happens. Own your 25– it's been my favorite age thus far! Oh, and Happy Birthday! 🙂 xo,StephanieDiary of a Debutantewww.thediaryofadebutante.com

  9. Mindy Thompson
    February 18, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Happy birthday Dana! I can completely relate to this. I just turned 25 last month and I had the same thoughts go through my head. A few years ago if you asked me where I'd be at 25, I'd have had the same response… Kids, married, house. HAHA! I agree that we have accomplished so much and should be happy where we are 🙂 xoxo Mindy

  10. Kristine C
    February 18, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Once again, happy birthday lovely 🙂 I'm glad you're owning turning 25! Everyone's life path is different (more so now than ever before) and that should be celebrated!

  11. Katie
    February 18, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Happy birthday! This makes me really excited about turning 25 in 2 months! Also, I LOVE that brunch is included in one of the things that makes you happy–I"m such a big brunch fan!

  12. Kalyn V
    February 18, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    Happy birthday and cheers to owning 25! I hope it's the best year yet!

  13. Rachel
    February 18, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Happy (belated) birthday!!!!! And cheers to you for owning 25!XO, Rachelwww.seashellsandsparkles.com

  14. Hannah Madison
    February 18, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Have a wonderful, lovely, birthday!!XO,Hannah from HMS Jewelshttp://www.hmsjewels.com

  15. Kristin
    February 18, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Happy birthday!! Hope it was great! P.S. I totally needed this – I'm turning 25 this year, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it!Kristinthedixiedaisy.blogspot.com

  16. Caitlin M.
    February 19, 2016 / 1:47 am

    Such a great post! I can completely relate to this post and love all your life goals for 25! You're rocking it, girl! Happy birthday!xx, Caitlinwww.wandererandwolf.com

  17. Jordyn Schwersky
    February 19, 2016 / 2:24 am

    Good for you! There's a huge sense of freedom you get when you accept that life is never going to turn out how you planned. I have been there and done that. Cheers to winging it.

  18. Pick Your Beau
    February 19, 2016 / 2:41 am

    Cheers to you! Happy birthday SS!Pick Your Beau

  19. A Peachy Sonder
    February 19, 2016 / 3:23 am

    Happy belated birthday girly. So proud of you. 25 will be a great year for you- I can just feel it! <3

  20. Lindsey Aleson
    February 19, 2016 / 4:16 am

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday! It is amazing how you think 25 is so old when you are younger and think you will have it all together by then. But then you get to be 25 and think now wait a minute I still have my whole life ahead of me!

  21. Kirsti
    February 19, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Happy birthday girl! I totally feel you about the pressure to have your life together by 25. I'm turning 24 this year and am certainly not where I imagined I would be as a child. Love your message about owning where you are and doing things for yourself that make you happy! I think that is definitely what life is all about xo

  22. Alexandra Hollander
    February 19, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    happy birthday girl! this is a great post

  23. Alyssa Guttendorf
    February 19, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Isn't it funny how incredibly off the goals you set for yourself when you're younger end up being? I really love your decision to invest time and money in the things that make you happy.. that's what it's all about right? Happy birthday, lady!Alyssa with an A

  24. TheFutureCEOBlog
    February 21, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    I love this post! Thank you so much for sharing, I just turned 25 too, and one of my resolutions is following through.xoxo,Katie, thefutureceoblog.blogpost.com

  25. A Lil' Style
    February 21, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    So glad you shared this honest post! I have certain goals I hope to achieve by certain ages, but there is no real reason behind it. It's just something I've instilled in my head since I was younger. Glad to know you're owning your age! Hope 25 is your best year yet!Lauren | http://www.alilstyleblog.com

  26. Alexandra Bee Blog
    February 22, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    I am cracking up about your married at 25 and kids at 28 point. I can so relate and always said that I wanted to have kids between the age of 28 and 32. Have them back to back and be done while I'm still young. I also totally expected Bryce and I to be married by now. But here I am, 27 and still dating, starting a new career, and no babies in sight for at least probably another 3 years. Our generation is really changing what "grown up" looks like and it's nice we don't have to fit into that traditional mold!

  27. Lexis Hope
    March 21, 2016 / 12:15 am

    Happy birthday and cheers to that! I hope this year brings you nothing but happiness! xoxo Lex // LexMeetsWorld